Police Seek to Identify More Victims in Human Trafficking Ring

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Police today asked for help identifying additional victims of an interstate human trafficking ring they say left women branded and forced to commit sex acts.

The arrest of 33-year-old Dallas resident Christopher “Daddy Cash” Moss in February, led the Los Angeles Police Department's Operations Valley Bureau Human Trafficking Task Force to work with counterparts around the nation to investigate a suspected human trafficking network, police said.

North Hollywood Area Officers responded to a domestic violence call on Feb. 3 and learned the victim had been engaging in commercial sex acts at the demand of her trafficker, police said.

Detectives were able to direct the victim to appropriate advocate services, according to the LAPD.

The investigators learned Moss would brand his alleged victims with a “D” and a “$” to mark victims with a sign of ownership in the pimp culture, police said.

One alleged victim was tattooed with the image of a crown to representing royalty -- which a victim has to earn -- according to police.

Investigators said they believe there are additional victims. Police stressed that alleged victims who come forward won't be considered in any kind of trouble and they have resources available to help.

Anyone with additional information regarding Moss, or anyone who may have been a victim are asked to call Detective Cynthia Gonzales of the Valley Bureau's Human Trafficking Task Force at 818-644-8091.

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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